Manchester City won 0-1 at Chelsea after a mediocre match. Riyad Mahrez scored the only goal in the second half after a wrong assessment by Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa. Kevin De Bruyne played the entire game, but couldn’t make a fist. City is creeping slightly closer to league leader Arsenal, while Chelsea remain in tenth place in the standings.
Chelsea coach Graham Potter had his troops sharpened for the fight against Manchester City, because his team was better in the first half. Although the first 45 minutes actually had little to do. In the second half we got a better game and City took control. Just past the hour, that predominance resulted in a 0-1 lead. Jack Grealish crossed low from the left. Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa went for the ball, but suddenly held back incomprehensibly. This way Mahrez could easily slide the leather against the nets. De Bruyne and co did not relinquish that lead.
City is thus creeping closer to leader Arsenal and is within five points.